Widow of Kansas man killed in Evergy accident wins lawsuit
June 3, 2021
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded $222 million to the widow of a Kansas man who died in an accident at Evergy's Jeffrey Energy Center power plant near St. Marys, Kansas, in 2018.
The jury found that Team Industrial Services, a Texas-based subcontractor to Westar Energy, was 90% responsible for the death of Jesse Henson, of Manhattan, the family's attorneys said in a news release Tuesday.
Henson and a co-worked, Damien Burchett, of Overbrook, were burned alive when they were investigating a loss of power at the steam plant near St. Marys, Kansas, on June 3, 2018.